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US Va. Tech shooter had no ties to the university 5 of 9

CBS News -
BLACKSBURG, Va. - A dean's list student who killed a Virginia Tech police officer had no ties to the university and did not know the patrolman, authorities said Friday without offering a motive for a crime spree that spanned two days and ended in ...
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Gingrich comes to debate with front-runner status -
AP / December 10, 2011 DES MOINES, Iowa—Newt Gingrich is facing his first debate as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

NBA target of criticism -
His trade to the Lakers off the table, Chris Paul was at practice with the Hornets. (Gerald herbert/Associated Press) By Brian Mahoney Associated Press / December 10, 2011 NEW YORK - NBA teams went back to work yesterday, which for Chris Paul meant ...

China and the Euro: Connected Concerns

Barron's -
Christopher Wood, strategist for CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, declares that concerns over the euro and the European sovereign-debt crisis have impacted stocks throughout the world.

Pakistani Taliban confirm peace talks with Islamabad

Reuters -
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The deputy commander of the Pakistan Taliban, who have been waging a four-year war against the government in Islamabad, confirmed the two sides were in peace talks, a move that could further fray the ...

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'Massacre' feared brewing in Syrian city

Pro-regime supporters hold up flag showing President al-Assad at a rally in Damascus, while opposition leaders warn of a brutal crackdown by the military.

4 rockets fired at Israel; IAF strikes Gaza targets

Jerusalem Post -
No damage or injuries reported; 17 total rockets fired from Gaza in 24 hours; IDF top brass summoned to discuss response to attacks; defense officials don't believe Hamas, Islamic Jihad behind rocket attacks.

AMRI hospital fire: Tribute for victims of the holocaust

Times of India -
KOLKATA: Wreaths were placed today before the AMRI hospital, where smoke from a blaze snuffed out many lives, as the fire-ravaged portion stood a grim reminder of the holocaust.

Police Shoot Gunman as He Stalks Hollywood Streets

ABC News -
When gunfire rang out on Sunset and Vine, some people on the streets of Hollywood thought there must be a movie set nearby. But the bullets were real, and they left a gunman dead and a passing driver injured.

Man condemned to death for Conn. home invasion

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
FILE - This March 14, 2011 file photo released by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Joshua Komisarjevsky, convicted Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 on several counts related to the beating of Dr.

Private spat within US nuclear agency laid bare

Reuters -
A US Nuclear Regulatory Commission sign is pictured at the headquarters building in Rockville, Maryland, March 21, 2011. By Richard Cowan and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deep-seated infighting within the five-member US nuclear safety ...

All Clear in Europe Now? Don't Bet on It

Wall Street Journal -
Europe might be on sounder fiscal footing after Friday's historic pact for more coordination among nations. But investors who bet that the Continent's problems are over could be making a big mistake, say analysts and ...

Furor surrounds Amazon's price-comparison app

Los Angeles Times -
Retailers and a senator denounce a one-day promotional offer that will give discounts to Amazon customers who use the Price Check app while browsing at physical stores.

SEC Puts Falcone, Harbinger in Its Sights

Wall Street Journal -
Hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone was threatened with possible civil-fraud charges from the top US securities regulator, the latest in a series of setbacks that have buffeted the investor since he rocketed to stardom in 2007.

Norway Ready To Increase IMF Contribution

Wall Street Journal -
SYDNEY--Norway is ready to increase its contribution to the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview Saturday, after leaders from the European Union agreed to raise up to €200 billion (268 ...

HP will retain webOS as open-source platform

Monterey County Herald -
SAN JOSE - Hewlett-Packard Co. will not sell the remnants of its Palm acquisition, instead making the webOS mobile operating system available to developers as an open-source platform.

Twitter Redesign Courts Businesses, Catches Up With Facebook, Google+

eWeek -
Twitter's changes to the online and mobile versions of the microblogging site include a simplified design to make it easier to connect with others.

Google+ gets not-so-creepy 'Find My Face' feature

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in 9,085 Google+ circles -
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light.'s tech reporters look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world.

Lindsay's Playboy Shoot The ONLY Non-Airbrushed Shot -
Lo and behold ... the only surviving shot from the Lindsay Lohan Playboy photo shoot that hasn't been touched up by professionals ... and it might be the best one of the entire spread. The pic was taken behind the scenes during Lindsay's 2-day shoot ...

Review: 'New Year's Eve' is waste of time

Tulsa World -
Michelle Pfeiffer rings in the new year with the large ensemble cast of "New Year's Eve." Courtesy By KIM BROWN World Scene Writer "New Year's Eve" is a justification to all those people who never leave their living rooms for the holiday.

Did Jon Voight crash Angelina Jolie's party? -
Angelina Jolie's estranged father and fellow actor Jon Voight reportedly invited himself to the Los Angeles premiere of Jolie's directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey.

ANGELS: Pujols sure to provide Halos more than homers

North County Times -
The Angels' addition of three-time National League MVP Albert Pujols should help them both on and off the field. TOM GANNAM | Associated Press file photo ANAHEIM - Although the Los Angeles Angels still haven't received the bill from their epic holiday ...

Griffin leads hopefuls -
AP / December 10, 2011 NEW YORK - Robert Griffin III was working on about 4 1/2 hours of sleep after catching an early flight from Florida to New York yesterday.

Dwight Howard rumors continue to swirl around New Jersey Nets training camp ...

New York Daily News -
Magic center Dwight Howard keeps his lips sealed after denying that he met with Nets execs. The Nets wanted a smooth training camp, devoid of the rumors and circus that sabotaged much of last season.

Army's Goal Is Win First, Sing Second

New York Times -
If Army snaps its nine-game losing streak to Navy, it can sing its alma mater after the Midshipmen sing theirs. By DAVE CALDWELL WEST POINT, NY - New white jerseys hung in a row in the Army football team's equipment room this week.

Study: Greeland rose as ice melted -
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A 2010 spike in the melting of ice cover in Greenland caused a large part of the island's bedrock to lift almost an inch, a US researcher says.

Lunar Eclipse Will Supersize Blood-Red Moon Saturday

Fox News -
Skywatcher Derek Keats of Johannesburg, South Africa snapped this photo of the total lunar eclipse of June 15, 2011 with a Canon EOS 50D camera.

Study: Bone drug boosts breast cancer survival

USA Today -
SAN ANTONIO - Doctors were mostly hoping to prevent complications and relapses when they gave young women a medicine to keep their bones strong during breast cancer treatment.

Life choices dwarf pollutants in breast cancer risk, report finds

Los Angeles Times -
A comprehensive study says women are better off focusing on everyday choices such as healthful eating and alcohol use than on environmental pollutants to reduce breast cancer risk.


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